Resurrection Morning – April 17, 2022 – Billings, Montana
“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they (the women who witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion) went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.’ And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest” (Luke 24:1-9 ESV).
On this Resurrection Sunday morning may we, as the women did, seek the Lord Jesus Christ, and find Him, not dead, but live forevermore; not lying in a tomb waiting for His body to be anointed with spices, but risen from the dead so that He may anoint us with the Holy Spirit that we may receive the gift of salvation that He purchased for us by the shedding of His blood upon the Cross, the Perfect Sacrifice that allows us to be raised from our “tomb” of death sealed with our sins and transgressions, to enter into eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.